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Disney Magic Express when flight leaves at 5:00 a.m.
(Whitefish, MT USA)
What is the procedure when you have a departure flight that leaves at 6:00 am from Orlando airport? I will be staying at the Port Orleans Riverside.
Your chariot awaits, even at 6am
Oh, Ken. That was from Ken in White Fish, Montana. 6:00 am from the airport, you have to be on the plane at 6:00 am. If you’re using Magical Express, and that was part of the title of this question. If you’re using Magical Express, you’re going to leave the hotel at three o’clock in the morning. Oh my goodness, sleepy time, three o’clock.
Here’s how it works. When you come in, your bags, Disney will take care of everything. You come in, you spend the days at parks. The day before you leave, Disney will put an envelope on your door. It will have a little tie, it will tie right on your door. When I was there three weeks ago it was there in the morning when I woke up, the day before I went home, sitting on my door when I woke up. I got up pretty early, so 6:30, seven o’clock, it’s right there.
You open it up, inside will be a letter that tells you what time to expect your bus. Keep that letter. That’s your ticket to get on the bus. You look at that letter, it will tell you when the bus is going to pick you up. You’ll be at the bus stop that morning at that time. It will probably be around three o’clock in the morning because they go three hours before your departure time.
It will be around three o’clock in the morning. That’s early, three o’clock in the morning. You go down to the bus stop. Disney will pick you up, and they will take you to the airport. You will have to take your own bags. You can’t get the early bag check, you can’t get the early check-in at that time of day.
You’ll have to take your bags, you’ll have to go to the airline. They’ll put the tags on your bag, and you’ll get your boarding pass or whatever. You’ll have to check in with the airline and then go to your gate. You’ll have plenty of time. It’s a 35-minute trip to the airport. At that time of morning, you won’t have any time, trouble getting through security or through the bags, through the airline. It won’t be a problem, but you will get picked up at around 3:00 am.
Dad’s Bottom Line
The bottom line is you will get an envelope with a letter that tells you exactly step-by-step what’s going to happen.